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NY GOP on Senate control: 'We are ready for this fight'

26 April, 2018, 00:39 | Author: Ted Wilson

Steve Stern, a former Suffolk County legislator who ran as the Democrat candidate, defeated Republican candidate and civil litigator Janet Smitelli in the race to represent the 10th Assembly District in Long Island.

The New York state Senate will stay in charge of the Republican Social gathering regardless of two Democrats profitable particular elections Tuesday.

Both candidates held separate rallies in White Plains and Portchester Saturday.

In total, 11 NY legislative seats were up for grabs on Tuesday. Democrat Shelley Mayer won a double-digit victory in what had traditionally been a swing seat, covering parts of the county close to New York City.

"We're thrilled with Senator Felder's determination to proceed to caucus with our majority", Senate GOP spokesman Scott Reif stated. Yonkers Assemblywoman Mayer handily beat Rye Republican Killian by 14 points. And Syracuse-area Sen. John DeFrancisco ranks second in command in the Senate as deputy majority leader.

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Democrats already control the Assembly and hold the offices of governor, comptroller and attorney general. "Because a one-party rule, one voice in any governmental body, local, state or federal, isn't good for a representative democracy", Sen.

Tuesday's special Senate elections could decide whether Democrats wrest control of the chamber from Republicans, who now have a one-seat majority.

One other breakaway group of Democrats, the eight-member Impartial Democratic Convention, additionally supported the Senate's Republican management however returned to the mainline Democrats this 12 months below strain from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The district had been in Republican hands since 1978.



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